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Please join the Awareness in Action group and share your awareness efforts, photos and videos!  Discover new ideas on how to raise awareness for hearing loss, and cochlear implant and Baha technology. 

 

According to the Better Hearing Institute, hearing loss affects more than 31 million Americans—most of whom are below retirement age.  Currently, we are only treating less than 10% of people who could benefit from cochlear implant and Baha technology! 

 

Help to support hearing health and take action to spread the word about hearing loss in your community.  We look forward to discovering the activities you have completed to raise awareness throughout the year.

 

 

Remember, every moment matters - spread the word today!

Blog Entries
One Month Ago
Bonnie Covey is on a roll! She is always finding ways to pay it forward! Bonnie and Keith Rashall, volunteers, exhibited a Cochlear booth at the Celebration...
One Month Ago
We had our Cochlear Awareness meeting in Orlando last night. Every month we have new faces and people inquiring about cochlear implants. It's such a joy...
One Month Ago
Our own Cochlear teen volunteer, Olivia Williams (http://www.cochlearcommunity.com/oliviaaa95), will be discussing about her experience at Cochlear...
One Month Ago
Want to win a trip to Cochlear Celebration 2015?? Here's how...  Submit a video that's one minute or less and tell us why life's...
2 Months Ago
Hello Coloradans! Come support Jaime Vernon and Songs for Sound as they tour through Denver to raise awareness about hearing loss and to raise funds for the...
2 Months Ago
I have had several requests for links to the JULY/AUGUST 2012 Hearing Loss Association of America magazine that features my hearing loss journey. So, I...
2 Months Ago
From exhibiting a Cochlear booth at an expo to participating a Chattanooga Walk4Hearing to helping with Cochlear Community website to mentoring people who...
3 Months Ago
We had a BLAST at the Denver picnic several weeks ago - check out some fun photos from that day!Kaci was making the rounds, folks from our Clinical...
3 Months Ago
Come check out an "all original sketch comedy about living with a disability, written and performed by those that do." Boulder's very own Paul...
3 Months Ago
The Houston Walk4Hearing is just a little over a month away, so I wanted to post a note to remind anyone who is within driving distance of Houston to come...
3 Months Ago
Our own Cochlear teen volunteer, Samantha Wilson will be discussing tips on advocacy and talk a bit about volunteering in your local community!   A...
4 Months Ago
As we have seen with the recent ALS ice bucket publicity, social media is an extremely powerful tool. Let's leverage all our social media platforms to...
4 Months Ago
Not only do we - the Cochlear Community - strive to provide resources to those at all stages of their hearing loss journey, but we get the added benefit of...
4 Months Ago
Parri Tantillo has just sent an email indicating that the Cochlear support email mailing list, the Forum, is being terminated on August the 15th. This...
4 Months Ago
Hello Everyone, it's Stefanie! I thought I would write a little update to let you know whats going with Andy & I (we didn't realize it has been...
4 Months Ago
Oh now we can take deep breaths and count the months and easy it is getting closer and closer to celebration time. Can you believe it? Seems like it was only...
5 Months Ago
Come join us at the 8/9/2014 Arizona Hands & Voices Expo!Cochlear Community Volunteer Najwa Ghattas is the Executive Director of Arizona Hands &...
5 Months Ago
Lesley Miller, our Cochlear Intern, already posted a fabulous blog about our successful International Hearing Dog Walk last weekend, but I wanted to tack on...
5 Months Ago
After a week of total insanity, the first half of my weekend was just as fast paced. On Friday Michael had the interns over to his apartment for a potluck...
5 Months Ago
Many of you guys have known me on the Community for years and havve provided me with endless advice and support. It's been wonderful keeping in touch...
5 Months Ago
One thing I've noticed in Denver is that, for the most part, people here are all pretty friendly. Oftentimes, people find out I'm from Texas and want...
6 Months Ago
The time is near to mark the calendar for being implanted 3 years.  While a day of celebration to mark this occasion would seem in order,  I do...
6 Months Ago
We had an event in Elvis Presley’s hometown, Memphis just for our Memphis Cochlear Community Family last night! Numerous adult & teen cochlear...
6 Months Ago
Come join us at the International Hearing Dog Walk on July 12th, 2014 @ Sloans Lake Park in Denver, CO!  We will plan to start setting up the...
6 Months Ago
Good Afternoon!My name is Brittany Pellegra and I am an Engagement Manager for Tennessee. I am also a cochlear implant recipient and have been a recipient...
6 Months Ago
Good Afternoon!My name is Brittany Pellegra and I am an Engagement Manager for Tennessee. I am also a cochlear implant recipient and have been a recipient...
6 Months Ago
Dear Friends,I am helping spread the word – Elizabeth Fairchild, our New England based Engagement Manager will be hosting a get-together and updating...
6 Months Ago
Explore how the Cochlear® Awareness Network can be a resource for those seeking information on advanced hearing loss solutions and provide support to...
7 Months Ago
 From clinics to coffee shops to restaurants to schools and countless other places in the local communities, the volunteers took their paintbrushes and...
7 Months Ago
Hi Parents of Cochlear Teens!We have created an online support group just for TEENS aged 15-19.  Community Teens will be hosted by Samantha Wilson, a...
7 Months Ago
Norm Kirsch, passionate Cochlear volunteer from Harrisburg, PA, is a TV media star! Not only he is an active member in a HLAA group, he is also a...
7 Months Ago
******Comment below with your email address or email me at bpellegra@cochlear.com if you want the posters/bookmarks like the one in my profile picture! THEN,...
7 Months Ago
Cochlear is hosting a picnic for Cochlear candidates and recipients on Saturday, May 17th in Nashville, TN. Bring the whole family! Lunch and beverages will...
7 Months Ago
Cochlear is hosting a picnic for Cochlear candidates and recipients on Saturday, May 17th in Nashville, TN. Bring the whole family! Lunch and beverages will...
7 Months Ago
Today I write with a heavy heart, aching for the loss of a good friend and fellow bilateral CI trailblazer who passed away on Tuesday. I fondly called Mark...
7 Months Ago
Sharon Low, volunteer from Niles, MI, took Better Hearing and Speech month seriously! She has been proactive and placed these flyers and bookmarks at...
7 Months Ago
Please give a big shout-out to Gloria and Sue, who recently covered the Saskatchewan Hearing Health conference in Regina!   Gloria says: "Sue...
7 Months Ago
Melvin Friedman, volunteer from Ocean City, MD, exhibited a Cochlear booth at the Ocean City Health Fair this month during the Better Hearing and Speech...
8 Months Ago
Free Event Hosted by Cochlear Implant Recipient and Awareness Network Volunteer, Susan Goldner!Explore how the Cochlear Awareness Network can be a resource...
8 Months Ago
Hi Nashville Cochlear Community Members! We are having a picnic in the Nashville community! Come meet the local Cochlear team and other cochlear...
8 Months Ago
I am a cochlear implant audiologist who has been working with cochlear implants for nearly 15 years.  Whenever someone comes in for a CI consult, they...
9 Months Ago
Golf Pro Clay Mearns is always ready to share his Baha experience with others.From the Houston Walk4Hearing to our gatherings in Austin, Clay is always there...
9 Months Ago
Many kudos and much appreciation to Cochlear employees and volunteers who helped at the 2/22/104 Colorado Baby & Kidz Expo! As seen in the picture, this was...
9 Months Ago
Many kudos and much appreciation to Cochlear employees and volunteers who helped at the 2/22/104 Colorado Baby & Kidz Expo! As seen in the picture, this was...
9 Months Ago
Nancy Ryan founded and has overseen the Hartford Connecticut area CAN since it's inception in 2012.  In it's earliest days, this support group...
9 Months Ago
Hello everyone, I wanted to take a moment and share about a Ped. CAN Chapter Kickoff event that took place at the McWane Science Center in Birmingham,...
9 Months Ago
A bilateral cochlear implant volunteer, Dave Heffner and cochlear implant volunteer, Paula Kauffmann, shared their cochlear implant stories at a Cochlear...
9 Months Ago
Our Baha Volunteer Dan Nettler from Columbus is working with the Cochlear Community Navigation committee. Dan is one of strongest and most active Baha...
9 Months Ago
Bilateral Nucleus 6 Volunteer/Recipient Doyle Collins helped at the Cape Girardeau, MO Hearing Health Seminar on Thursday (03/13/14). Doyle did a great job...
9 Months Ago
I did my first Cochlear Awareness Event today. It was a real eye opener. People from all walks of life asking questions about CI's and upgrades. I loved...
10 Months Ago
During our wedding ceremony on Valentine's Day, we had my mom read the text on from the picture below. Our photographer was kind and smart enough to...
10 Months Ago
The day finally came and Stefanie and I tied the knot on Valentine's Day in Tybee Island, GA. Combined with a very relaxing week in Costa Rica, we now...
10 Months Ago
Stefanie and I returned from our honeymoon this past weekend to find one of you friendly, anonomous community members sent us a beautiful handmade suncatcher...
10 Months Ago
Back in December a lady came to my office and admitted that she had been stalking me.  She saw my car in the parking lot and kept trying to figure out...
11 Months Ago
As Buffalo Bill said “I could never resist the call of the trail” but unlike Buffalo Bill my trail often is the cochlear implant research...
One Year Ago
Here is a link to the story. http://www.cnn.com/2013/12/11/world/africa/mandela-memorial-fake-intepreter/ Just watching what this so-called...
One Year Ago
Here is some really great microphone info!!!!     N6 directionality
One Year Ago
I had the pleasure attending my first CAN Chapter meeting in Pennsylvania that Cathy Horning, bilateral cochlear implant recipient, volunteer, and CAN...
One Year Ago
Our next meeting is Tuesday, December 3rd from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at: The Friendship Room at:E. 91st St. Church6049 E. 91st StreetIndianapolis, IN...
One Year Ago
Cochlear and I will be at the Communications Expo tomorrow morning showing off the capabilities of the Nucleus 6 sound processor. Its free to the public....
One Year Ago
Hi, I had an amazing opportunity to go to Columbus, OH to help at a Songs for Sounds event with Wayne Pringle, the CAN Manager in Columbus.  We had...
One Year Ago
Just wanted to share some pictures from our first CAN Chapter in Albany, NY. It was a success, thanks to Joe Marchese, Pat Mirza, Kassey Granger, and Guy...
One Year Ago
Come on southeastern Pennsylvanian's (or anyone really!) .. join us at the HLAA Walk for Hearing!  We're expected to have at least 1500 people...
One Year Ago
I was lucky enough to be able to participate last week in a Volunteer Study at Kansas University that look at how different  algorithm-based solutions...
One Year Ago
Besides my family, my first love has always been biking.  I have done many a  bike ride, including triathlons and even an Ironman, but none can...
One Year Ago
If you're in the Indy area we'd love to have you! 8.6.13 @ 6:30-8:00pm The Friendship Room at:E. 91st St. Church6049 E. 91st...
One Year Ago
One Year Ago
On Saturday the International Hearing Dog hosted it's annual Walk, Run & Wag 5k in Denver.  There was a great turnout of runners and volunteers...
One Year Ago
 Cochlear Nucleus 5 Recipient Workshop
One Year Ago
I just want to thank everybody for trying to get the "kitchen running in high speed"  Even if we just check in to let each other know we...
One Year Ago
I took my family and headed to the HLAAKC picnic at Shawnee Mission Park last Saturday.  We met a lot of people and shared information and just had...
One Year Ago
If you're looking for a fun opportunity to raise awareness and spend time with 4 legged canine children (yes, you can bring the 2 legged ones too) join...
One Year Ago
I am so excited to announce that our meeting last Saturday had 4 candidates in attendance! I get so excited when my sharing turns into better hearing for...
One Year Ago
Just want to remind everyone that this Saturday, June 1, is the next Dallas/Fort Worth Cochlear Awareness Network meeting.  We will bring our...
One Year Ago
Thank you to all who helped write letters, make phone calls and send emails to tell our governor to support budget line item 104 for oral deaf education in...
One Year Ago
Your support is needed.  Currently there is no specific funding provided by the state of Florida for oral deaf education.  There are three programs...
One Year Ago
http://www.kcrg.com/news/local/Hearing-Loop-a-Big-Help-at-UI-205860921.html http://now.uiowa.edu/2013/04/bringing-people-hearing-assistance-needs-loop
One Year Ago
My life was hearing for 2 weeks after birth,then I was very ill and started loosing my hearing at 2 weeks old.  By the time I was 30yrs.old I truly...
One Year Ago
As some of you know Vanderbilt University published an article about ci research in March.  The article told about some interesting results they were...
One Year Ago
Join us to interact with other Cochlear recipients and learn about upcoming events in the Indianapolis area. See details below:  Tuesday, April...
One Year Ago
I went yesterday to be tested for my right ear implant. My hearing in that ear has gone down to almost nothing. So as soon as insurance approves I will be...
One Year Ago
Hello !We will have a special guest at our meeting next Saturday, March 30 at the Grand Court 501 W. 107th Street, Kansas City, MO 64114 : Dr. Kostas...
One Year Ago
Today Mike and I attended the kickoff for the HLAA Walk for Hearing.  We were asked to attend the meeting by my awareness manager because Cochlear is a...
One Year Ago
Orlando Microtia & Atresia Summer Family Picnic  Host:Clarissa LaFirst Phone:352-572-3019  When:Saturday, April 27 Time: 11:00 AM -...
One Year Ago
  Learn about the...
One Year Ago
Mark your calendars for March 30 (last Saturday of the month) for our MoKan Cochlear Awareness meeting.  Time: 9:30a.m. to 11:00a.m Same...
One Year Ago
I came across this event happening in Gainesville, FL on Campus.  If you're in the area and would like to help raise awareness about hearing loss...
One Year Ago
I have a video of my activation
One Year Ago
In January 2013 I finally worked up the courage to come out and share my story publicly. I made a Youtube video discussing some of the things I've been...
One Year Ago
In January 2013 I finally worked up the courage to come out and share my story publicly. I made a Youtube video discussing some of the things I've been...
One Year Ago
In January 2013 I finally worked up the courage to come out and share my story publicly. I made a Youtube video discussing some of the things I've been...
One Year Ago
NEW UP DATE FOR ANGEL SOUND IS READY.
One Year Ago
While I was watching the SuperBowl with my family last Sunday, I recognized and understood Paul Harvey's voice on the Dodge - Farmers' commercial! I...
One Year Ago
Happy Winter!  Hope you are all having a great new year and are staying warm.  That has been a little hard to do here in Indiana these days!...
One Year Ago
We have our next Indy area Cochlear meeting scheduled for Wednesday Feb. 20th from 6:30pm-8:00pm. See the attached file for details. If you're in Indy...
One Year Ago
I had my 1st mapping today with new CI.  Was there for 2 hours!!  She made adjustments and gave me a hearing test in both ears.  She tested me...
One Year Ago
I recently was afforded the unique opportunity to volunteer for a KU study that developed strategies (think programs) for dealing with speech in noisy...
One Year Ago
Today I had the pleasure of meeting another newbie and chatting with her about her CI experience.  The get together was a typical CI encounter with lots...
One Year Ago
We had a volunteer meeting last night in Indianapolis and had 9 recipients there! I'm excited to finally start building a strong network of Cochlear...
One Year Ago
Had my activation this morning.  Hearing better than with the 1st CI 4 years ago.  Voices are coming in but they are muffled but LOUD.  Kinda...
One Year Ago
So I put all my music on my Ipod and now I listen to it in the car on the way home from work. That is indescribably fun! These are songs that I had given up...
One Year Ago
Merry Christmas to all, I hope your holiday was great! This holiday was very enjoyable since my two N5 units allowed me to participate in any discussion that...
One Year Ago
Hi Everyone, I wanted to take a moment to wish you all and your families a Happy Holiday !! This community and all of you amaze me in so many ways. I...
2 Years Ago
It a remarkable time of the year. A certain seasonal song proclaims that it is the most wonderful time of the year. I believe this to be true if for only...
2 Years Ago
I have not been able to Post in a Blog with the current versions of Firefox and Safari.  I have only been able to with  IE (Internet...
2 Years Ago
Do you live within 100 miles of Lawrence Kansas? Want the opportunity to perhaps hear better in a noisy atmosphere?  Would you like the chance to...
2 Years Ago
Last week I found myself in a factory next to some extremely loud equipment - far over 100 db. Normally this level of noise would be extremely uncomfortable...
2 Years Ago
I recieved a really neat Cochlear scarf this week and I enjoyed modeling it while reading to Cochlear implant recipients and children with hearing aids...
2 Years Ago
We are hosting an Indianapolis area recipient workshop to discuss all the devices and accessories in your box from activation this Wednesday, 12/12/12 at...
2 Years Ago
A beautiful scarf and holiday card arrived today.  It was a present from Cochlear, wishing me happiness this season and thanking me for being a...
2 Years Ago
Hello all!  A few weeks ago, in the beginning of November, I was blessed with the ability to travel to Chicago, Illinois for DeafNation, an event that...
2 Years Ago
Recently, I participated in a classroom discussion at University of North Texas with audiology students. Professor Sarah Florence hosted me, a recipient from...
2 Years Ago
Hello all,  I cannot believe we are wrapping up 2012 already! I had a whirlwind of an excellent year rediscovering the workplace now with ears...
2 Years Ago
This is my first time blogging for this group; however I do blog frequently on my personal page, so if you are interested in knowing more about my story...
2 Years Ago
This is my first time blogging for this group; however I do blog frequently on my personal page, so if you are interested in knowing more about my story...
2 Years Ago
This is my first time blogging for this group; however I do blog frequently on my personal page, so if you are interested in knowing more about my story...
2 Years Ago
Hi Everyone, I wanted to take a moment to thank you all for all your friendships during the past almost three years that I have been a memeber of the...
2 Years Ago
Ever since I had my CAT scans and then being implanted with the CI, I have always wondered why my hearing nerves are half the size of a normal hearing nerve....
2 Years Ago
If you are wondering what the benefits of getting a second cochlear implant might be and you live in the Atlanta or Birmingham area I highly recommend...
2 Years Ago
November 3rd was a gorgeous day as the Houston HLA chapter hosted the 7th Walk4Hearing....not only was it a record breaking year in raising funds, but we had...
2 Years Ago
Opened up a claim for my leave of absence from work in Dec. (for my upcoming surgery). My wife and I were on the line together talking to the rep. She...
2 Years Ago
Hi Folks As both a Criminal Justice Consultant and a Cochlear implant recipient I have had the opportunity to present workshops and keynote speeches to...
2 Years Ago
 Please join us as we welcome Guest Speaker, Leslie Lianos, Audiologist for cochlear implants recipients at Dallas Ear Institute. Leslie will bring us...
2 Years Ago
Some of you know that I ride horses (I guess my photo gives that away!).  I had been showing as well until three years ago when I was just struggling...
2 Years Ago
I recently moved to the Phoenix area from IL.  All my children and their family live here now-they wouldn't move back to IL, so I decided to move...
2 Years Ago
 Enjoy the article: http://www.heraldonline.com/2012/10/09/4324668/cochlear-americas-redefines-quality.html
2 Years Ago
I have been helping at UT Dallas for the past year or so with their study of Algorythms, etc for a PDA they are working on for cochlear implant recipients....
2 Years Ago
We had our first DFW CAN Chapter meeting this past Saturday in Grapevine, TX. We had an awesome group show up and a photo will be added to this, so check us...
2 Years Ago
 Enter to win a trip to Celebration on our Facebook page:http://apps.facebook.com/contestshq/contests/274183/entries/new  Learn about our...
2 Years Ago
For all you Twitter folks follow @Swedish today or take a look at all of their tweets from today. They're tweeting step by step a CI surgery this morning to...
2 Years Ago
For all you Twitter folks follow @Swedish today or take a look at all of their tweets from today. They're tweeting step by step a CI surgery this morning to...
2 Years Ago
  I love this heart warming story that reminds us that anything is...
2 Years Ago
I spent a long time as an industrial psychologist and human resources practitioner and since October is National Disabilities Awareness in Employment I...
2 Years Ago
I had the pleasure of participating at a health fair on Sept. 28th at a senior living community here in Altanta.  There was a good turnout and a good...
2 Years Ago
Anacortes, WA is fast becoming the "place to be" for accessibility thanks to the efforts of Cochlear Awareness Members Joanna and Jerry Olmstead...
2 Years Ago
HEARING HEALTH SEMINAR comes to NASHVILLE Saturday, September 29, 2012 Two sessions available to accomodate your busy...
2 Years Ago
Wow...the time has really flown by as I sit here looking at the calendar and realize that it has been 5 months since I have had the great fortune to have...
2 Years Ago
Yesterday Allison (Cochlear Americas audiologist) and I appeared on a Columbus TV station to talk about the upcoming HHS.  It was fun and nerve racking...
2 Years Ago
We just got back from our annual Florida trip.  It was a really nice time on the beach.  Lots of playing in the sand, walking in the ocean, taking...
2 Years Ago
How would you or did you react when considering undergoing surgery for a cochlear implant, a bilateral cochlear implant, or a baha?  Everyone has...
2 Years Ago
Hello FolksA day seldom goes by when I am not telling someone about my Cochlear Implant  and paying forward the gift that was given to me.  I was...
2 Years Ago
 Our very own Nancy Ryan is featured in the September issue of West Hartford Life newspaper.   When you have a moment please read the...
2 Years Ago
Are you seeking more information on cochlear implant technology? Then check out this upcoming FREE webinar conducted by a Cochlear audiologist and Nucleus...
2 Years Ago
 Labor Day weekend and what a weekend it was.   Over 60,000 people descended on Burke Lakefront Airport for a fun filled weekend of aviation...
2 Years Ago
    This is a petition to oppose the current UN- CRPD (United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities), as it is...
2 Years Ago
 We're excited to expand the Cochlear Awareness Network Team!   Do you have experience collaborating with volunteers?  Do...
2 Years Ago
Music is one of the last things to become enjoyable for most of us who have an implant (or two). By now I have had my left implant activated for about 13...
2 Years Ago
It's been a busy month for awareness activities, with each new event bringing new interest, questions and smiling faces as we share information about...
2 Years Ago
Lots of people seem to be asking this question when I walk around town. They see the implant and just have to ask about it. Some are wondering if it works...
2 Years Ago
The Kids Hear Now foundation at the University of Miami held another Family night event on August 15th.  The kids had a blast making arts and crafts...
2 Years Ago
Hey all! Just wanted to share this event with you. Events like this are an opportunity to volunteer, hand out candy to kiddos and raise awareness. It...
2 Years Ago
The Atlanta CAN Chapter held its third meeting on Saturday, August 18th.  We had a good turnout, including our fearless leader, Scott Rinehart, in...
2 Years Ago
Today I actually got to drive a NASCAR stock car at the Kentucky Speedway! It was a fabulous experience and something that I never could have done while...
2 Years Ago
August is an active awareness month here in Georgia!  First up, my fellow volunteer Charlene Nix and I are speaking at St. George Village Retirement...
2 Years Ago
I am trying to gather pros and cons of going bilateral, so that I sound informative when my family asks me questions.  Send me a balanced positive...
2 Years Ago
It has been awhile since I have posted a video of Jake so I thought it was a good time to do it now!  Jake is doing so well with his speech and language...
2 Years Ago
About a year ago I posted a blog about a cochlear awareness shirt I created for my son Jake.  After my post I received several comments asking where you...
2 Years Ago
See flyer link below for info. If you're in the area we'd love to meet you! Sept. 8th9am-11amThe Friendship Room at E. 91st Street Christian...
2 Years Ago
I have a great opportunity in my current job to share about my hearing journey with other hearing impaired people. My customers have hearing loss, so it is a...
2 Years Ago
Hope you all have been enjoying your summer! Here is the latest from Cochlear! NEW Cochlear™ Care Service Plans! Cochlear now offers two service...
2 Years Ago
Hope you all have been enjoying your summer! Here is the latest from Cochlear! NEW Cochlear™ Care Service Plans! Cochlear now offers two service...
2 Years Ago
Hope you all have been enjoying your summer! Here is the latest from Cochlear! NEW Cochlear™ Care Service Plans! Cochlear now offers two service...
2 Years Ago
The Illinois Cochlear Implant Club meets 6 times a year. Last Saturday, we met in Morton Grove, IL where we had a panel of cochlear implant recipients....
2 Years Ago
The Illinois Cochlear Implant Club meets 6 times a year. Last Saturday, we met in Morton Grove, IL where we had a panel of cochlear implant recipients....
2 Years Ago
On Monday, fellow volunteer Charlene Nix, and I had the pleasure to meet with 25 residents of Hammond Glen, a senior living residence in Sandy Springs, GA....
2 Years Ago
We held the third meeting of the Atlanta Cochlear Awareness Network Chapter on June 23rd. Joining me was Volunteer Charlene, recipients Vollie and Allison...
2 Years Ago
Hello FolksEvery year I head to Ohio for my family reunion and I seem to add another relative to my CI Family (Literal CI Family).  This year...
2 Years Ago
Our first monthly Kansas City meeting was held today at Lakeview Village in Lenexa Kansas. It was a small group of souls that turned out.  The goal...
2 Years Ago
  http://store.americangirl.com/agshop/static/dollHospital.jsp#popup=hearingaid 
2 Years Ago
Saturday, the UW Waisman Center hosted what is hoped to be an annual event for the Madison area community.  I was asked to come and participate on a...
2 Years Ago
2 Years Ago
I had a real homecoming experience yesterday.  I was invited to speak ,as part of a panel on hearing loss in the workplace, to a group of managers at...
2 Years Ago
I recently spoke at Esther Kelly's "Hearing Matters" continuing education class at Stacy Furniture meeting room in Grapevine.  I...
2 Years Ago
Lisa Wolfe and I hosted the first Indy area Cochlear group meeting this morning and it went very well. Got to meet some other users from the area and some...
3 Years Ago
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-epg4K7e50Q&feature=player_embedded
3 Years Ago
  Here's a great example of Awareness in Action.... REAL...
3 Years Ago
  If you are thinking about getting a cochlear implant, Cochlear is hosting a webinar that will help explain the process and answer questions you...
3 Years Ago
Much thanks to Bev Fish for getting the Rochester Public Library to display the Fish Don't Have Ears poster AND a variety of books on hearing loss....
3 Years Ago
  Often one small tale turns into a long saga before you have a chance to speak of the small tale. I'll start in the middle which was toward...
3 Years Ago
Marbely Barahona and her son Asahel took one of Cochlear's new awareness kits on the road to their local Hands & Voices picnic.  The kit...
3 Years Ago
We may not have pictures of each of these but our volunteers have been working hard to promote Better Hearing and Speech month with the Fish Don't Have...
3 Years Ago
 Melvin Friedman and his granddaughter teamed up to share the impact of implantable solutions on the family—here they work a Cochlear table at the...
3 Years Ago
 Megan Dalke made the local news talking about her cochlear implant experience and the upcoming HLAA Walk4Hearing in Hartford, CT on June...
3 Years Ago
We had a fantastic turnout for our May 2012 monthly Chapter Volunteer Meeting on 05/05/12. Our topic for May was learning more ways to utilize all the...
3 Years Ago
GREAT JOB HUNTER!!!!    The Main Office window AND the bullentin board!!! YOU GO GIRL!!! Thank you for helping us educate others.  ...
3 Years Ago
Hunter and her sister Dakota had no problem convincing their school to let them hang the "Fish Don't Have Ears" poster at their school in...
3 Years Ago
Everyone is getting involved!  Volunteers Julian and his mother posted the Better Hearing and Speech month posted in the window of their Miami printing...
3 Years Ago
See my Facebook page for more photos of Abbie, Judy and Tom greeting citizens of Jacksonville who are interested in information about Cochlear Americas. We...
3 Years Ago
Hello all!I was so excited by my recent Better Hearing and Speech Month find...I went to my local Jefferson County Public Library (Columbine Library) with my...
3 Years Ago
Better Hearing and Speech month got off to a great starrt today!  I was surprised by a phone call from an individual who had read an article about my CI...
3 Years Ago
Today the Geek Squad got my new desktop installed and working!  I am sooooo happy!!!!!  I have missed everyone so much!  Thanks Be to the...
3 Years Ago
Well tomorrow starts Better Hearing & Speech month but for me it started a day early. As I was filling my car with gas this moring I was approached...
3 Years Ago
 You know it was a good day when you get to spend it with some of your Cochlear family AND share your story with others who want to learn about our...
3 Years Ago
Charlene told me that she "loved being a Volunteer at the Atl. Speech Center last weekend!"  Haley Noble, a clinical application specialist...
3 Years Ago
Hi Everyone, I am leaving in about ten minutes to start a "new" hearing journey I have been dreaming about for almost two years (since my first...
3 Years Ago
Thinking or Still Thinking of getting a Cochlear Implant? Upcoming SeminarApril 19, 2012posted by  BrianCrites Thinking of getting a Cochlear Implant?...
3 Years Ago
Nicole and I spent last Saturday creating a whole bunch of cochlear implant awareness at Deaf Nation in Atlanta.  There were many, many people who came...
3 Years Ago
Celebration 2013 registration site is now up!  Join us for a fun and education filled weekend full of information, laughs and memories.  First,...
3 Years Ago
We are excited to share that Nucleus recipients Maryann and Paul will be performing this weekend in...
3 Years Ago
My son Patrick had a mapping session a couple of weeks ago that adjusted some of the higher frequency sounds. I guess it worked!  ...
3 Years Ago
 Hi  everyone,  Just wanted you all to know that I am having my second CI surgery on 04/12/12 . I can not begin to say how excited I am...
3 Years Ago
Hi All, Just wanted to share an update about our fantastic Upgrade CWYC event we had this past Tuesday night in downtown Springfield. We had a great...
3 Years Ago
On March 8th, Cochlear Ambassador Dave Stoney joined me at a "Connect with your Community" event in Huntsville, Alabama.  The topic of this...
3 Years Ago
Last night there was an event in Ft. Myers, FL educating 11 area professionals about what a baha and cochlear implant are and who can benefit from the...
3 Years Ago
 Rhona and Juli attended the AGBell Florida picnic in Coral Springs last Saturday.  It was a beautiful day and fun was had by all!  Juli...
3 Years Ago
I was given the opportunity to speak to a group of about thirty tour guides at the St. Louis Art Museum this morning. The purpose of the meeting was to help...
3 Years Ago
 Written By Volunteer Ruth Foxhttp://www.cochlearcommunity.com/Foxteam  HLA Chattanooga was looking forward to a presentation on Bilateral...
3 Years Ago
 Thank you to Dave and Linda Heffner and Beverly and David Gilliland for sharing a weekend with Cochlear to work in our booth for the PeeDee Senior Expo...
3 Years Ago
I wanted to let you know that we will have a booth at DeafNation Expos throughout the country, with the first being in Dallas, Texas area on March...
3 Years Ago
 We had a fabulous time at the NY Women’s Expo in Albany.  Pat, Guy, Kassey, and Joe were on the ball talking to attendees as they passed by...
3 Years Ago
 A A special “Thank you” to Melanie Brand, Carolyn Tanen and Ilene Stargot for helping me with the Connect with Your Community event in Rye...
3 Years Ago
Ever have one of those days?  I thought yesterday was definitely going to be one of them.  I was scheduled to present on my experience hearing with...
3 Years Ago
Just returned from another CI testing trip.  The weather was beautiful (something I was not prepared full for--should have taken some short sleeve...
3 Years Ago
 Cochlear prides itself on recognizing spammers and has several "blockers" in place for prevention. However , given how quickly technology is...
3 Years Ago
Exciting news just released!  This is for everyone to get connected!  Check it out! The Cochlear™ Awareness Network Volunteer Website...
3 Years Ago
Hi Everyone, We had another great Volunteer Chapter meeting on 03/03/12 in St. Louis. Bob Foster shared information on ALDs , accessories and captioning...
3 Years Ago
I thought you all would like to see Patrick (3 1/2 ) and Luca (5 1/2 ) at out Chapter meeting in St. Louis. They had decided to leave us adults at the...
3 Years Ago
 Read this inspiring article to learn the combination of a tenacious attitude and a cochlear implant can open a world for a deaf child.  Learn how...
3 Years Ago
Mr. 11 (who is celebrating his 10 and 5 year anniversaries of his CIs, by the way!) is doing a class report/project about lighthouses.  He would like to...
3 Years Ago
 Ambassadors Melanie Brand and Carolyn Tanen explain how a cochlear implant works to attendees at a Coffee Chat in Rye Town, NY.  Way to go ladies!!
3 Years Ago
Please Join Us!  Explore how the Cochlear Awareness Network can be a resource for those seeking information on advanced hearing loss solutions and...
3 Years Ago
 Olivia, Iraida, and I had a wonderful time Saturday at the 2012 Newport Health and Wellness Expo.  The Hotel Viking was a beautiful venue to host...
3 Years Ago
Fourteen years ago, the journey began.My mom listened in a daze as the audiologist threw around words like "decibels" and "audiogram"....
3 Years Ago
Most of you know that I am a bilateral CI recipient.  When I was first implanted & activated over six years ago, I had one CI moment after another...
3 Years Ago
We're getting the word out about hearing technology in a BIG way! The picture below speaks for itself!   GO COCHLEAR!Keep the awareness...
3 Years Ago
  Meet the 2012 Graeme Clark Scholarship Winners!Peter "Campbell" SodeAnna DaviesChristen NelsonSarah OvresatMeet the 2012 Anders...
3 Years Ago
The list keeps growing! Fun Bit:    Kid with hearing loss is sleeping off a virus (ugh).  But all around the house and yard others...
3 Years Ago
 The MI crew (Liz, Margo, and Maureen) with some support of the zoo (Amy, Gina, Nicole and Parri) had a fabulous Mid Mi Women's...
3 Years Ago
  This HOPE Words App features tips for cochlear implant users, parents and professionals on improving listening and spoken language.  The App...
3 Years Ago
Oliver organized an event to show case the many abailities that people have despite some challenges such as hearing loss, paralysis, and blindness.  He...
3 Years Ago
  The CI Support Group in Bellingham, Washington, was featured in Prime Time Magazine of The Bellingham Herald on January 16, 2012.  This...
3 Years Ago
Hey all!I thought this was a fun and informative clip to share.  San Diego Living aired a short feature on the upcoming Hearing Health Seminar occuring...
3 Years Ago
Please join other CI and Baha recipients for our kick off meeting of the Dallas and Fort Worth area CAN Chapter.  We will discuss how we can support...
3 Years Ago
Yes!  Yes!!   I still get emotional when I listen to Christmas Carols, as this was the first music I heard when my first CI was activated 15 years...
3 Years Ago
 December 11th was a fun day filled with awareness ideas, sharing and support.  Local Denver Baha and Nucleus recipients came to our Cochlear...
3 Years Ago
FYI - if you know of anyone (candidates or recipients) that would be interested….There is a "Chat with Cochlear" in King of Prussia, PA...
3 Years Ago
 Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.  ~W.J. Cameron Thank you all for supporting others through your action on the Cochlear...
3 Years Ago
In early October, DeeDee Wright and I presented a program at a retirement community in Greenville.  I previously posted a blog about that, but am...
3 Years Ago
 Click here for a tutorial to understand how to locate people, change your privacy settings and navigate around the Cochlear Community...
3 Years Ago
I had read somewhere an interesting set of quotes by Helen Keller...  "I am just as deaf as I am blind. The problems of deafness are deeper...
3 Years Ago
Hello Cochlear Community! This morning I am in San Antonio, Texas after a great event here last night.  Thanks to those who came out to our event...
3 Years Ago
As promised, I will tell you all that I had a BLAST reading to the Deaf Ed students and then sharing about hearing loss and protecting our hearing with...
3 Years Ago
 Submit a photo showing how you customize your Nucleus® 5 or Freedom™ Sound Processor. You could be one of the winners to win a free SkinIt...
3 Years Ago
I will be reading to Deaf Ed students this week at an elementary school where I worked as a long term substitute in a role that began the day before I was...
3 Years Ago
Saw this and am still amazed with today's media/web/social media coverage, people are still in the dark about what a cochlear implant is... It's...
3 Years Ago
Hey all!        I took this awareness of hearing loss protection in October, from the website in my title above.    ...
3 Years Ago
As President of Epsilon Omega Epsilon Distance Education Honor Society, of Texas Woman's University in Denton, TX,  I am required to create and...
3 Years Ago
I volunteer for a Catholic Mom's group near my hometown and the other night, we had a meeting at 7 p.m. There were a group of 8 - 10 ladies there at the...
3 Years Ago
As we approach October, and Hearing Loss Awareness month, I would like for everyone to share a brief statement of how Cochlear has changed your...
3 Years Ago
     I spent one hour yesterday morning delivering Hearing Health seminar fliers to Denton area retirement centers. I recieved positive...
3 Years Ago
I have been successful placing Hearing Health posters around North Texas!One at Whole Foods in Dallas, one at The Cupboard Natural Foods in Denton, TX, two...
3 Years Ago
Join your fellow communities to raise awareness of hearing loss solutions, cochlear implants, and Baha! www.chha.ca/walk2hear/ Saturday September...
3 Years Ago
  Since getting my cochlear implants I’ve met a number of you online, and then attending Celebration and other Cochlear events...
3 Years Ago
    I recently coordinated a booth to promote hearing loss awareness, the Dallas Hearing Foundation (where I volunteer) and Cochlear Implants (I am...
3 Years Ago
I know it has been awhile since my last post.  We have been SO busy.  Jake is back in school full time at St. Joseph's Institute for the Deaf...
3 Years Ago
 This past weekend was the 10TV Health and Fitness Expo in Columbus, OH.  Awareness Network volunteers Dan N, Connie J, Lisa B, Meredith K, and Jim...
3 Years Ago
http://www.hearinghealthseminar.com/events/details/2011-10-01-dallas-fortworth-texas Dallas-Ft. Worth Hearing SeminarOctober 1, 2011  Embassy...
3 Years Ago
Okay, I have a question for all of you.  My son wakes up in the middle of the night anywhere from 5-15 times per/night.  We are not really sure...
3 Years Ago
  A recent study conducted by NYU School of Medicine in NY found that exposure to smoke appears to affect the ear's delicate blood...
3 Years Ago
 During the last weekend of June, 20 of our Cochlear Awareness Network Volunteers from the U.S. and Canada flew to Denver, Cochlear Americas...
3 Years Ago
With the N5s in use for all of two weeks now, my son is looking into packing away his "old" Freedom processors.  Not just so that there is...
3 Years Ago
For the first time ever, my son (now 10, implanted for 9 years) was able to play around with friends-- *while* splashing!   A huge success, and he...
3 Years Ago
  The New York Police Department’s policy regarding a job candidate’s hearing ability is straightforward enough: Applicants who fail a...
4 Years Ago
 Saturday, June 11th was a beautiful day in Colorado where close to 100 people met at the park for food, fun and fellowship.  An awesome mom...
4 Years Ago
 HLAA members and guests will surely find inspiration in our nation’s capitol at its national convention this week. The Washington monument towers...
4 Years Ago
 Ever wonder about the first children that received the cochlear implant? This video reminds me of the importance and gravity of the decision...
4 Years Ago
Amazing Grace, how sweet the sounds,When Cochlear saved these ears of mine!I fought to hear but now I can,Was deaf but now I hear!  'Twas hearing...
4 Years Ago
On 5/20 and 5/21 the Azizona CAN group gave out over 200 Cochlear ear plugs and talked to over 175 people about hearing loss and its solution.  This...
4 Years Ago
On Saturday, employees and family members of Team Cochlear participated in the Colorado HLAA Walk4Hearing.  The event was a great success!  Thanks...
4 Years Ago
What a beautiful day and great turn out for the Colorado Walk4Hearing on Saturday. My day started attending my son's baseball game. I had on my...
4 Years Ago
Awareness in Action - Cochlear Spreading the Word in Denver! In Colorado, the Cochlear employees are excited about Better Hearing and Speech Month and...
4 Years Ago
The Million Ear Challenge Continues!The "Have You Heard?" Million Ear Challenge message has reached 186,678 in the early days of the campaign....
4 Years Ago
This is something I wrote for my own Mom this Mother's Day, but the ideas expressed are for all the Mom's out there.  To All...
4 Years Ago
....there is a special. independent supplement to the Chicago Tribune by Media Planet, Entitled AUDIOLOGY--Life without limits.  Interesting stories...
4 Years Ago
Please see the following photos of some of our AWESOME Awareness Network Volunteers, Brenda Shepherd, Julie Martin and Karen Moulder for attending the Deaf...
4 Years Ago
Help reach one million people in 31 days!Take the Million Ear Challenge and help to educate others. We are challenging the public to help us spread the word...
4 Years Ago
Here is a look at some of the events that Cochlear Canada and our amazing CAN volunteers will be attending.  Let us know if you are planning to attend...
4 Years Ago
 May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!Let’s work together to make hearing a priority and increase awareness of hearing loss and advanced hearing...
4 Years Ago
Hi All!  It's been awhile since I've been chatting on the community, but I'm still out in the field and creating awareness of cochlear...
4 Years Ago
I am speaking anywhere I can get people to let me! I will be presenting at Toastmasters this next Wednesday evening in Denton. If anyone would like to come a...
4 Years Ago
I was at a surprise 65th birthday party early this afternoon for Sherree's cousin. We sat next to her cousin's daughter-in law, who has a moderate to...
4 Years Ago
Tonight, I met a friend of mine for dinner. As I was waiting for her to show up,I enjoyed people-watching and looking around at the various customers in...
4 Years Ago
 We often look for ways to highlight people on the Cochlear Community who are raising awareness about Nucleus cochlear implants and Baha implants. ...
4 Years Ago
   .Mardi Gras decorations, anyone?  My son, now in 4th grade, had a teacher in 2nd grade who was from Louisiana and had a Mardi Gras...
4 Years Ago
The older nuns taught us students life is similar to a narrow highway.   Down the white middle strip is where God intends you to be....
4 Years Ago
"Crutches" for my mindFebruary 13, 2011posted by  Melissa - Baha Volunteer First, let me apologize to those in the Cochlear Community who do...
4 Years Ago
First, let me apologize to those in the Cochlear Community who do not identify with some religion &/or God.  It is not my intention to upset anyone,...
4 Years Ago
John has an article in Hearing Health Magazine an arm of DRF. While working with the editorial staff they ask him to find on CAN and other manufactures...
4 Years Ago
Hearing Health Magazine an arm of Deaf Research Foundation published an article by CAN volunteer John AyersIt is not often that we are allowed the...
4 Years Ago
 Volunteer, John Ayers of Texas recently entered the Celebration Video Contest.  Although this was not the winning video, it certainly shows...
4 Years Ago
When should I use rechargeable batteries vs. disposable? Using either kind of battery depends on your lifestyle and preferences. We find that many of our...
4 Years Ago
Join the Cochlear Nucleus® 5 zoom challenge now and get a FREE t-shirt!The Nucleus 5 Sound Processor features dual microphone zoom technology designed to...
4 Years Ago
Attendees at Celebration:   Will be eligible for a drawing for a FREE upgrade. Time is running out to register for Cochlear Celebration 2011!...
4 Years Ago
Watch and vote for your favorite Celebration contest video! The top 12 finalists for the Cochlear Celebration 2011 video contest have been selected. Watch...
4 Years Ago
 Happy Monday Friends! I hope this finds everyone doing well and that you had a wonderful weekend :) My husband and I just got back from an amazing...
4 Years Ago
 January 25, 2011 is Thank Your Mentor Day™. Take time to honor an important mentor in your life by sending a note, an email or posting a tribute...
4 Years Ago
I work as a volunteer in the Oklahoma hearing loss community.  I volunteer for an organization called the Faye Donalson Hearing Helpers Room in Oklahoma...
4 Years Ago
 Share how you are making a difference to increase awareness about your Nucleus or Baha technology.  Are you giving a presentation? Are you...
4 Years Ago
?Greeting from our home in Dallas TX, it is Flo and John Ayers.Making hearing better is something all of would like to see. Those of us with hearing devices...
4 Years Ago
12 year old Daniele had his Nucleus Sound Processor stolen from the locker of a local Denver recreation center. Daniele had placed...
4 Years Ago
    This is my first children's book.  I just published it this summer at Author House.  I am excited about this...
4 Years Ago
Many thanks to those of you who have shown interest in the Arizona State University research study.If you are bilateral and had the CI’s one or more...
5 Years Ago
Items required: -- one Baha, with fresh battery -- "flight line" or "gunnery range" quality earplugs [2] - note you will need a bunch of throw-away ear...
5 Years Ago
 This weekend we had a lemonade stand with "cochlea" shaped cookies that had the HearingLossEducation website link for May's Better...
5 Years Ago
The wonderful activities posted here are a testament to so many dedicated folks raising their hands for better hearing. I haven't sponsored an...
5 Years Ago
The Hearing School of the Southwest held an annual Golf Tournament to raise funds for their school, an Oral Deaf School in Coppell, TX (Dallas/Ft. Worth...
5 Years Ago
Yesterday, May 11th, the children of Clarke School for Hearing & Speech in Jacksonville, Florida said   the Pledge of Allegiance to...
5 Years Ago
 I submitted this small article to my children's public school for their weekly newsletter.  This is something really simple that anyone can...
5 Years Ago
 My children have a weekly newsletter that goes out to all the students at their public school.  There are approximately 835 students at their...
5 Years Ago
During the past year I have been giving Hearing Loss presentations all through AZ.  Most recently, at a HLAA gathering, I spoke to 16 hard of hearing...
5 Years Ago
Hi Everyone  I 'm just back from Fairport NY the site of the first HLAA WALK 4 HEARING event for 2010. The event took place at Perinton Park which...
5 Years Ago
Hello everyone!I am excited that May is here once again to provide us an opportunity to raise awareness for hearing loss and provide hope through knowledge...
5 Years Ago
 May is National Better Hearing & Speech Month.  What will you do to educate others about hearing loss and possible resources for them to learn...
5 Years Ago
Just wanted to ask if anyone knows of a t-shirt or something of that nature to raise awareness?
6 Years Ago
 I received confirmation that the date that 2009 Wisconsin Act 14 --the title given to our bill that was signed into law last week --- isJANUARY 1,...
6 Years Ago
It will be a week tomorrow since Governor Jim Doyle signed SB27/AB16.  We are awaiting word on when it will actually become effective.   We...
6 Years Ago
Enjoy these children with cochlear implants saying the Pledge of Allegiance at the Clarke Jacksonville Auditory/Oral School "Celebration of Sound"...
6 Years Ago
Please visit this website for alot of pertinent information on the bill:www.LetKidsHear.org A recent newspaper article can be read...
6 Years Ago
I will be giving a 5 minute advocacy speech at the Clarke Jacksonville Celebration of Sound breakfast this Thursday of how Clarke & the...
6 Years Ago
My brother, Dylan, and I are going to be at the Clarke Jacksonville Celebration of Sound breakfast this Thursday.  We are greeting people and we are...
6 Years Ago
Hi,Even before I had my CI surgery in May, 2008, I had been actively advocating for better public awareness of hearing loss, hearing aids, and other means of...
6 Years Ago
Today at Cochlear, we celebrated Better Hearing and Speech Month by gathering all of the Cochlear employees here in Denver to recognize all that they do to...
6 Years Ago
Hello Everyone.  This is a video I created for Better Speech And Hearing Month, sponsored by the ASHA.  I hope you enjoy it.  I won second...
6 Years Ago
My lip reading teacher asked me if I would talk with the class before my CI in February to explain about my upcoming adventure.  I went willingly and...
6 Years Ago
Here are stories from the past of people raising awareness of hearing loss. Dale SBellbrook, OhioDale speaks to the Wilmington Rehab center in Ohio...
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